The grades of seven semiconductor stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
FSI International (FSII) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. FSI International is a supplier of processing equipment used at key production steps to manufacture microelectronics, including semiconductor devices and thin film heads. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth, FSII also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSII stock.
NeoPhotonics Corporation’s (NPTN) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). NeoPhotonics designs, manufacturers, and markets standard and semi custom planar light wave circuits for metro access and other advanced optical communications platforms. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NPTN stock.
AIXTRON SE Sponsored ADR (AIXG) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Aixtron provides deposition equipment, such as that used in lighting, fiber optic communication systems, and mobile telephone applications, to the semiconductor industry. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIXG stock.
The rating of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR (JASO) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. JA Solar Holdings is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high-performance solar cells, which are made from specially processed silicon wafers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JASO stock.
Vimicro International Corp. Sponsored ADR (VIMC) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. Vimicro International designs, develops and markets mixed-signal semiconductor products and system-level solutions that enable multimedia capabilities in a variety of products for the consumer electronics, communications and surveillance markets. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 1108.5% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VIMC stock.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT) improves from a B to an A rating this week. TriQuint Semiconductor supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.